Looking for a great trail in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 17 hard trails in Sawtooth Wilderness ranging from 6.7 to 62.1 miles and from 5,173 to 10,288 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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snow
11 days ago

3.8 miles up Long Gulch was turned around by ankle deep snow. Trail hard to follow.

hiking
no shade
off trail
scramble
20 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Awesome hike. Was windy/cooler at the cabin, so dress in layers. Cabin is GREAT! Special “THANKS” to the US Forrest Service and volunteers (a couple of which we actually ran into on the trail...they had just finished staining the railing on the porch) for constructing/taking such good care of this place. Was fun to read some of the graffiti on the walls and entries in the visitor book. Views are great...fresh snow on several peaks. Definitely felt the altitude (we are from Texas). Did the hike on a Monday (started around noon) and only saw 8 other hikers.

Slept the night at Hellroaring Lake. The trail is very well maintained, and quite easy. Some rocky bits that having boots was helpful for, but we were able to maintain and nice pace the whole time.

on Titus Lake

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Would definitely do this one again nice easy in an out for little kids. Great family hike

Beautiful hike! Great views in every direction. Rating of moderate is accurate. Switchbacks before you get to Alpine Lake. Sawtooth lake is about 1 mile further on trail.

It had been 14 years since I last hiked Goat Lake. This hike is one of my favorites, and I know I'll return to it again in the future. It sounds insane, but you truly must jump in once you arrive. We hiked this one in mid-September on a beautiful, sunny day in the high 60's. We hiked in on a Sunday and passed quite a few people coming back down, but in the hour or so we spent at the lake we only saw about 3 other people. The tips and tricks on AllTrails were really helpful, but we did encounter a few hiccups: - The first big boulder you need to climb/cross is to your left. - When you're looking for the beaver damn to cross the creek, you'll need to climb up some boulders to the left as well. We left a little cairn to mark this spot. Basically, every time we ran into an issue it was because we were scared of veering too much to the left and running into the boulder field. There are a couple of spots where you do need to veer left a bit in order to not end up scrambling down a sheer cliff of scree. Highly recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

my favorite

definitly a scramble with a pack on for the last few miles. one the most beautiful lakes in the sawtooths. I would change to heavy trafficked. I saw probably over 150 people coming up on our way down. avoid on weekends if your looking for a peaceful place without a bunch of people.

hiking
1 month ago

My husband and I hiked this during the 2017 eclipse with our two daughters who were 8 & 11 years old at the time. We parked at the upper trailhead (super rough road and definitely not for cars) and hiked to Hell Roaring first thing in the morning. We had planned on maybe staying one night there but our girls wanted to keep going so we went all the way to Imogene. The trail was well maintained and beautiful. We spent three nights there and we explored all around the lake. Our favorite thing to do was play in the water on the big flat rocks where the steam feeds into the lake from the lake above it. We didn’t seem to have any issues with bugs although we did see a few ticks. Overall a great hike. Very doable with older kids. Experiencing the eclipse in totality from the backcountry was an incredible way to end our weekend.

Awesome views, wish I would have checked the AllTrails site before heading out as there really aren't to many great maps out there when looking up this trail. I intended to just go to view the falls via the Alpine Way junction. I missed the sign to turn left on that junction since the sign is about 8-9 feet up and attached to a tree that is a similar color to the sign. I saw the sign on the way down from the lake. I decided to continue onto the lake since I missed the turn off on AW. The lake is beautiful. I dropped my pack and left it for about an hour, walked around the lake, and took some photos. I wish I would have swam. There were people fishing and enjoying the lake. The last mile is tricky and on the way down it can feel like you are snowboarding. Next time I go I am going to make that junction to see what the falls look like from below.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail and a beautiful view. Well traveled and mostly a gradual incline. A few areas where is gets a little steep, but definitely an easier trail.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Beautiful hike to a beautiful lake, some steep uphills but it is definitely worth it.

backpacking
1 month ago

Amazing trip. This place is stunning and it just kept getting better and better the further we hiked. Can’t wait to come back.

Beautiful hike. You get views the entire way up. It's really breathtaking. It starts off easy, becomes moderate and finishes a little difficult. Once it becomes really steep, STAY LEFT. There's a "barely there" trail that pretty much stays left the whole way to the boulder field. Once we reached the boulder field, we again veered left and found the water. We followed the water up to the lake, bypassing the boulder field entirely. We started this hike the same time as several others but finished before they did because we skipped the boulder field.

It was a beautiful hike. Lots of terrific scenery and the lake was gorgeous. A good workout. Definitely moderate and worth the trip.

This is a beautiful lake, hike is super easy, only reason for the 4 star, is it was super busy! The hikers never stopped! Understandable considering the easy hike in and trail head access. Also the camp sites are kind of close together and to the trail, not super thick with trees, which isn’t great for privacy. Since it was so busy we found ourselves watching people constantly walk by. That being said the lake is absolutely stunning and worth the jaunt.

This trail was full of great views. many areas were wooded, but there were certainly areas with a lot of direct sun. The parking lot at the trailhead fills up fast, and between that and the sun, I was glad I started earlier rather than later. I would agree with the moderate rating.

Would not recommend taking kids a scramble with a pack on.

hiking
1 month ago

Tough hike but worth the views. The trail is inclined the entire way with one area that plateaus for a bit of relief. I would plan for 3.5 hours if you're hiking nonstop with a small break to explore the cabin. Bring lots of water and prepare for sun exposure once you break out of the woods.

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